Memory Judgments and Immunity to Error Through Misidentification
Author: Bermúdez, José Luis
Source: Grazer Philosophische Studien, FACETS OF SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS Edited by KATJA CRONE, KRISTINA MUSHOLT & ANNA STRASSER , pp. 123-142(20)
Abstract:First person judgments that are immune to error through misidentification (IEM) are fundamental to self-conscious thought. The IEM status of many such judgments can be understood in terms of the possession conditions of the concepts they involve. However, this approach cannot be extended to first person judgments based on autobiographical memory. The paper develops an account of why such judgments have the IEM property and how thinkers are able to exploit this fact in inference.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2012-10-01